Rehab Financing for Fix and Flip in Columbus, Ohio

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Hello all, 

Over the last couple months, I have been getting a strategy together and seeing what would be the best fit for me in real estate. I am ready to get going but I had some financing questions. I am in the Columbus, Ohio area and interested in fix and flip single family homes. Are there lenders in our area that loan for projects like this? What are some likely terms? Can you get the cost of rehab financed as well? I know I could go through a bank, but I have not found any that would do cost of renovation as well? I thought I saw a company that would do 85% plus 100% of the renovation budget, but it was an out of state company. Just wondering if anyone had any luck around here. I have a modest budget and imagine there is a minimum loan amount. Thank you for any help.

Ed

Originally posted by @Edward Aaron Itayim :

Hello all, 

Over the last couple months, I have been getting a strategy together and seeing what would be the best fit for me in real estate. I am ready to get going but I had some financing questions. I am in the Columbus, Ohio area and interested in fix and flip single family homes. Are there lenders in our area that loan for projects like this? What are some likely terms? Can you get the cost of rehab financed as well? I know I could go through a bank, but I have not found any that would do cost of renovation as well? I thought I saw a company that would do 85% plus 100% of the renovation budget, but it was an out of state company. Just wondering if anyone had any luck around here. I have a modest budget and imagine there is a minimum loan amount. Thank you for any help. 

Ed

There are definitely hard money lenders throughout the state that can help. I have worked closely with a few in the past. It may be difficult to get a 100% financing with out experience. Not sure what your experience is, but having a portfolio of work / resume to share with a lender about your experience and expertise will give you more opportunity to secure financing.

Originally posted by @Edward Aaron Itayim :

Hello all, 

Over the last couple months, I have been getting a strategy together and seeing what would be the best fit for me in real estate. I am ready to get going but I had some financing questions. I am in the Columbus, Ohio area and interested in fix and flip single family homes. Are there lenders in our area that loan for projects like this? What are some likely terms? Can you get the cost of rehab financed as well? I know I could go through a bank, but I have not found any that would do cost of renovation as well? I thought I saw a company that would do 85% plus 100% of the renovation budget, but it was an out of state company. Just wondering if anyone had any luck around here. I have a modest budget and imagine there is a minimum loan amount. Thank you for any help. 

Ed

 like @Karl Hinkel it's possible but rare. we've funded a deal with these types of terms but i've been in RE for 4 years with plenty of income verification. if you don't have a good w2 job, cash reserves, or the deal isn't that great they will pass on it. Make sure you are ready as well because if you go over budget those cash reserves are going to be key, a lot of columbus homes older than 1950s never stay on budget lol 

I've been working with Josh Crumley @ phxloans and they loan more based on the viability of the deal than anything else.  Tell him that I sent you.  Good luck.  If he doesn't work inbox me.

@Robert Ellis . Thank you. I am a local attorney and run my own practice with my two partners. I don’t think the income verification will too much of an issue and my budget is modest around $100k for the property. I have a partner I am going in with. Both of us have good credit etc. Do you know what terms are generally for hard money loans in our area? Private lender? I don’t think with my budget and the homes I am looking g at conventional financing will be an option. Thanks again!
Originally posted by @Edward Aaron Itayim :
@Robert Ellis. Thank you. I am a local attorney and run my own practice with my two partners. I don’t think the income verification will too much of an issue and my budget is modest around $100k for the property. I have a partner I am going in with. Both of us have good credit etc. Do you know what terms are generally for hard money loans in our area? Private lender? I don’t think with my budget and the homes I am looking g at conventional financing will be an option. Thanks again!

For just interest expect to pay around 16% and for hard money probably 3 points and 12-13%. Check out COREE there are always hard money guys but they can be as high as 5 points which i'd never pay in columbus